This is a question I was asked during the retreat I attended in Majorca. To be more specific, the question was Who do you need to be in order to make your goals a reality? I think it’s a great question. So often we focus on the logical steps – if I do A and B, then I should get C as a result. What happens when things don’t work out?
Thinking about the type of person you need to be in order to make your dreams come true requires honesty. We have to acknowledge that we may not be exhibiting the qualities that we identify as key success factors. We have to be okay with the fact that we aren’t there yet and remember that if we’re ready, willing and able; we can become that person.
That’s the whole point of doing this exercise. It’s to identify where the gaps are so that we can start to work on filling them. Maybe you need to be more fearless, and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone in a way you never imagined. For lots of us, the key lies in admitting that we can’t do it all on our own and being willing to ask for help. Whatever it is you need to do to become the person you need to be, the good news is that anytime is a great time to get started.
The important thing to remember is that becoming the person you need to be takes commitment. You’re going to have to do things you haven’t done before, or do them more often. This isn’t going to happen overnight, even if it appears that way to friends, family and colleagues. There isn’t a magic pill, a secret book or a VIP course that’s going to get you where you want to be. Are there ways to get there quicker? Absolutely, but all roads start with you.
There’s a quote that says that it isn’t always about the goal, but the person you become to make it happen. When we struggle with our goals, it’s often because we’re not willing to challenge ourselves. We want our goals to be possible without doing any work on ourselves. The problem with that is we all know that we’ll get the same results if we keep doing things the same way. In order to do things differently, we need to be different as well. As cliché as it may sound, sometimes our goals require that we grow in order to make them a reality.
Who do you need to be to make your dreams a reality? What do you need to do to be that person? Share in the comments! ♥